ISLAMABAD - The gas companies, even before any decision taken by the sub-committee of the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) on natural gas load management, have issued notices to textile industries regarding partial disconnection of gas supply during next five months, TheNation learnt on Friday. According to the notices, the sources said, gas supply would be stopped from November 2009 to March 2010, which might result in rendering thousands of people jobless. Moreover, the sources said, export of textile sector would also decline by $2 to 3 billon in the current fiscal year 2009-10. The ECC has constituted a sub-committee under the chairmanship of Federal Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Syed Naveed Qamar to review the proposed Natural Gas Load Management Programme 2009-10. Ministers for industries and production, textile industry, water and power, food and agriculture and deputy chairman of the Planning Commission are members of the committee. It is worth mentioning that during sub committee meeting the other day, Naveed Qamar heard proposals and suggestions of the participants and it was decided that after some minor changes in the next meeting scheduled to be held on Monday (November 2), the proposals would be placed before the Cabinet in its upcoming meeting. Meanwhile, sources said that textile industry was seeking allocation of 300 MMCF gas needed to run the industry under the gas load management programme during peak winter months. The textile industry is currently receiving 100 MMCF gas and likely to request for 200 MMCF additional quota under the load management programme during peak winter season. According to the sources, recommendations of the ECC sub-committee would be limited to the papers and no practical implementations would be made as like that of Textile Policy.